La Jolla Engagement Shoot – Amanda & Hans

Meet Amanda and Hans! We took their engagement shots in La Jolla, CA. Click on the photos to see them larger!

These cutie lovebirds hail from Chicago, but are currently living in San Diego.

Their “San Diego” themed wedding is going to be in Chicago, so for their “Save The Date”  they wanted to have some San Diego beach pictures! It was terribly sunny the evening we had their shoot. First we thought it was going to be pouring rain, and suddenly there was not a cloud in the sky. So first, we headed for some shade.

Their future’s so bright, they had to wear shades! One of my favorites!

I love their natural reactions here. They almost got soaked by a wave!

I knew it was going to be a chilly day at the beach, so I told Amanda and Hans to bring a favorite blanket if they had one. They brought along a Chicago Bears blanket and figured everyone back home would love it! Super cute!

This was one of the last photos I took of the day. The sun was JUST about to set and these poor kids were soaking wet. (More on that below.) I had them turn towards me and I shot right into the sun. Not something I traditionally do, but in this case, it turned out so sweet!

Typically I would have ended my post with the photo above, but just had to share a little more. As we were shooting the tide was coming in FAST. Amanda and Hans were doing a great job of warning me before I was going to get wet. Unfortunately I did not do a great job at warning them. Oops! I blame my camera! I couldn’t see that the water was coming until it was too late! Sorry you guys! But, it did end up in some fun photos!

Amanda and Hans, I had fun with you both that afternoon despite the blinding bright sun, chilly breeze a wedding smack in the middle of the beach! I hope you did too! Have an amazing wedding in 2012!